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 Larry Joe Porter

Larry Joe Porter

Melcher-Dallas, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Death 25 Jul 1993 (aged 53)
Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Burial Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 131650678 · View Source
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Services for Larry Joe Porter, 53, Knoxville, who died on July 25, 1993, at his home in Knoxville, were July 29, 1993, at the Bybee and Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville.

Larry Porter was killed while working at the Knoxville races. A race car flipped and rolled killing Larry Porter and the flagman.

Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

The Rev. Aaron McCombs officiated at the service. Music was provided by Mildred Brooks. Pallbearers were Roger Wardenburg, Rick Van Donsler, Robert Hanawalt, Ralph Capitani, Tom Lane, Tod Elam, Jim Carter and Mike Fisher. Honorary pallbearers Charles Beaver and Harley Shilling.

Larry was born on April 30, 1940, in Dallas, the son of Joseph Leo and Opal Cleo "Wheaton" Porter.

He was employed with the Ford garage for 22 years and was an integral part of the Knoxville Raceway. Over the past 30 years, Larry was Involved at the raceway in a variety of capacities as an official and an official watchdog. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include three sisters, Opal Oaks of Scotia, N.Y., Joella M. Snook of Knoxville and Donna L. Stockley of Earlville, Ill.; and seven nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Knoxville Hall of Fame and Museum.

The Bybee and Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville was in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Created by: Ron Steenhoek
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Larry Joe Porter (30 Apr 1940–25 Jul 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131650678, citing Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Ron Steenhoek (contributor 48226184) .